Deborah S. Prutzman is an American lawyer and award-winning writer. She is inspired by nature, her family, and the history and culture of new places. Deborah’s books include an award-winning memoir of life in America prior to WWI (written with her mother), Addie of the Flint Hills; stories about a centuries-old fishing village in Montenegro; and poetic reflections on life in the Connecticut countryside. Deborah’s books for children and young readers are written under the name Great Aunt Debbie. She has won multiple awards for her children's books, including 1st place in Story Monsters’ Royal Dragonfly Book Awards (Activity Books- Children, ebooks) for her newest release, How to Teach Your Adult: To Believe in Magic.
A graduate from Columbia Law School, Deborah has a distinguished legal career, serving as a partner in leading U.S. law firms and general counsel of international financial services firms. She founded and is the CEO of a financial services consulting company. A leading lawyer, she is recognized for her expertise in the laws relating to institutional investors and laws relating to systemic risk in the financial system.
Deborah is a recipient of the Order of Danilo (a Montenegrin chivalrous order). She is happily married with two children and two grandchildren. Deborah divides her time between New York, Connecticut and Montenegro.